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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318220fe20
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Rotavirus-coded Deaths in Children, United States, 1999–2007

Desai, Rishi MD, MPH*; Esposito, Doug H. MD, MPH*; Lees, Christine RN, MPH†; Goodin, Kate MPH‡; Harris, Meg MPH, CPM§; Blostein, Joel MPH¶; Parashar, Umesh D. MB BS, MPH*

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Abstract

The introduction of specific International Classification of Diseases—10th revision code for rotavirus in 1999 prompted us to examine the US mortality data for 1999–2007 to validate rotavirus-coded deaths. Of 38 rotavirus-coded deaths identified in the national multiple cause-of-death database, results of laboratory testing could be obtained for 21 deaths, all of which had confirmation of rotavirus by either microbiologic or histopathologic testing.

© 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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